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2013-01-30 10:36:00 AM  
#5 isn't really a plothole. It's just a criticism.
 
2013-01-30 10:48:17 AM  
The Jurassic Park one has always bothered me.
 
2013-01-30 11:16:35 AM  

Zotfripper: The Jurassic Park one has always bothered me.


This
 
2013-01-30 11:16:59 AM  

DamnYankees: #5 isn't really a plothole. It's just a criticism.


It's also incorrect; the Marion lives.
 
2013-01-30 11:17:28 AM  
Well, that totally ruined the children's classic WaterWorld for me.
 
2013-01-30 11:19:11 AM  
Recently rewatched Goonies with my 7 year old nephew a few weeks ago. He absolutely loved it. As an adult, I found it took deadlift squat like Sloth propping up a falling bolder to suspend the disbelief.
 
2013-01-30 11:19:17 AM  
list fails without empire strikes back
 
2013-01-30 11:19:26 AM  
This destroying the childhood thing is getting a bit long in the tooth. And Buzzfeed links sucks. I have nothing of value to add to this thread.
 
2013-01-30 11:19:46 AM  

Zotfripper: The Jurassic Park one has always bothered me.


My girlfriend watched Jurassic Park for the first time a week ago. She loved it, but caught that hole the second they showed it.
 
2013-01-30 11:19:57 AM  
I'm still pissed that Cinderella's glass slipper didn't change back to a shoe at midnight.
 
2013-01-30 11:22:41 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Zotfripper: The Jurassic Park one has always bothered me.

My girlfriend watched Jurassic Park for the first time a week ago. She loved it, but caught that hole the second they showed it.


Are they two different sides of the road?
 
2013-01-30 11:24:12 AM  
The only thing I can figure is Buzzfeed writers are 18 and their childhood was last week
 
2013-01-30 11:25:16 AM  

Antimatter: scottydoesntknow: Zotfripper: The Jurassic Park one has always bothered me.

My girlfriend watched Jurassic Park for the first time a week ago. She loved it, but caught that hole the second they showed it.

Are they two different sides of the road?


Only one side had a fence (the T-Rex habitat). The T-Rex (and the goat) stood on level ground throughout the entire sequence until he flips the explorer over and there's magically a 100 foot drop where his habitat was.
 
2013-01-30 11:25:53 AM  
Is this another one of those things where "plotholes" are just minor inconsistencies in the film or things that weren't spelled out explicitly?

Yes? Then stfu
 
2013-01-30 11:25:56 AM  
6. "Gremlins": Don't feed the gremlins after midnight? IT'S ALWAYS AFTER MIDNIGHT SOMEWHERE!
i.imgur.comi.imgur.com
 
2013-01-30 11:26:00 AM  
Actually, wouldn't the bigger plot hole in Jurassic park be when Elle is looking at the plant leaf that should be extinct, but the movie never mentioning cloning plants?
 
2013-01-30 11:27:55 AM  
I'm kinda stuck on the whole premise of the Matrix movies violating the Laws of Thermodynamics. "Human batteries" could never provide anywhere near as much energy as they consume.

And how the intro voice-over gets around that little problem:

"Combined with a form of fusion the machines had found all the energy they would ever need."

If the farking Machines had fusion, why the hell did they need humans at all? Just to build a giant illusion-machine? Why go to all that effort? What's the farking point?
 
2013-01-30 11:28:08 AM  

Antimatter: Are they two different sides of the road?


Can't be. The other side of the road was where the bathroom was that the lawyer guy ran to. It didn't have that high curb.
 
2013-01-30 11:28:21 AM  

Antimatter: Actually, wouldn't the bigger plot hole in Jurassic park be when Elle is looking at the plant leaf that should be extinct, but the movie never mentioning cloning plants?


Or how Samuel L. Jackson's MOTHERF***ING SEVERED ARM GOT IN THE MOTHERF***ING CABLES TO FALL ON ELLE IN A SEEMINGLY REASSURING MANNER!
 
2013-01-30 11:28:30 AM  
This list brings me no joy.
 
2013-01-30 11:28:50 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Antimatter: scottydoesntknow: Zotfripper: The Jurassic Park one has always bothered me.

My girlfriend watched Jurassic Park for the first time a week ago. She loved it, but caught that hole the second they showed it.

Are they two different sides of the road?

Only one side had a fence (the T-Rex habitat). The T-Rex (and the goat) stood on level ground throughout the entire sequence until he flips the explorer over and there's magically a 100 foot drop where his habitat was.


I just thought the T-Rex flipped the explorer a little further down the fence line.
 
2013-01-30 11:29:35 AM  
Raiders of the lost Arc?????? Arc?? Seriously?
 
2013-01-30 11:30:48 AM  

zvoidx: 6. "Gremlins": Don't feed the gremlins after midnight? IT'S ALWAYS AFTER MIDNIGHT SOMEWHERE!
[i.imgur.com image 400x263][i.imgur.com image 401x289]


That one makes no sense, although it must be said if the rule is so important, why is it so vague - technically 1 minute to midnight is also 23 hours 59 minutes after midnight the day before...when does the prohibition stop - dawn, noon, 6am, what? Considering how critical it is to avoid outbreaks of Gremlins you would think you would have more explicit instructions.
 
2013-01-30 11:31:51 AM  

Deucednuisance: I'm kinda stuck on the whole premise of the Matrix movies violating the Laws of Thermodynamics. "Human batteries" could never provide anywhere near as much energy as they consume.

And how the intro voice-over gets around that little problem:

"Combined with a form of fusion the machines had found all the energy they would ever need."

If the farking Machines had fusion, why the hell did they need humans at all? Just to build a giant illusion-machine? Why go to all that effort? What's the farking point?


To be fair, that was studio exec meddling. The initial premise was using the brain power of all the humans hooked up to turn it into a massive supercomputer type thing. The studio said that's too weird and the audience wouldn't understand it, so they turned everyone into giant duracells.

/This is what I can remember, anyone is free to fill in or correct me.
 
2013-01-30 11:32:39 AM  

SnarfVader: scottydoesntknow: Antimatter: scottydoesntknow: Zotfripper: The Jurassic Park one has always bothered me.

My girlfriend watched Jurassic Park for the first time a week ago. She loved it, but caught that hole the second they showed it.

Are they two different sides of the road?

Only one side had a fence (the T-Rex habitat). The T-Rex (and the goat) stood on level ground throughout the entire sequence until he flips the explorer over and there's magically a 100 foot drop where his habitat was.

I just thought the T-Rex flipped the explorer a little further down the fence line.


I thought there was a drainage ravine in the T-Rex paddock adjacent to the goat-lure.
 
2013-01-30 11:32:53 AM  

Zotfripper: The Jurassic Park one has always bothered me.


In the making of special I had on VHS, Spielberg said he made it that way because it was better for the tension in the following scene. Same thing with the T-Rex somehow making it into the visitor's center at the end of the movie without anybody noticing after he made such a big deal about how much noise and vibration the thing made as it was moving. And people consider him to be one of the greats. Sheesh.
 
2013-01-30 11:33:05 AM  

Dick Gozinya: Raiders of the lost Arc?????? Arc?? Seriously?


Because the story goes in circles. Back to the Future sucks.
 
2013-01-30 11:33:58 AM  
Noticeably absent is why does the Death Star have to orbit around the gas giant to destroy the moon that the rebel base is on in Star Wars. Just destroy the gas giant, the explosion of that will destroy the moon. If the gas giant is too big, you still don't need a clear line of sight to destroy the moon. Just blast through the upper atmosphere of the gas giant and be done with it.

/ducks
 
2013-01-30 11:34:17 AM  
Those two statements aren't connected btw.
 
2013-01-30 11:35:11 AM  

cgraves67: SnarfVader: scottydoesntknow: Antimatter: scottydoesntknow: Zotfripper: The Jurassic Park one has always bothered me.

My girlfriend watched Jurassic Park for the first time a week ago. She loved it, but caught that hole the second they showed it.

Are they two different sides of the road?

Only one side had a fence (the T-Rex habitat). The T-Rex (and the goat) stood on level ground throughout the entire sequence until he flips the explorer over and there's magically a 100 foot drop where his habitat was.

I just thought the T-Rex flipped the explorer a little further down the fence line.

I thought there was a drainage ravine in the T-Rex paddock adjacent to the goat-lure.


Don't worry, I am sure we will get to the bottom of this. Any engineers able to draw up some CAD schematics?
 
2013-01-30 11:35:55 AM  

Deucednuisance: I'm kinda stuck on the whole premise of the Matrix movies violating the Laws of Thermodynamics. "Human batteries" could never provide anywhere near as much energy as they consume.

And how the intro voice-over gets around that little problem:

"Combined with a form of fusion the machines had found all the energy they would ever need."

If the farking Machines had fusion, why the hell did they need humans at all? Just to build a giant illusion-machine? Why go to all that effort? What's the farking point?


Humans were not the energy source, they were the processors?
/made that up
 
2013-01-30 11:36:02 AM  
The Nazis were digging in the wrong spot. So without Indy they would have failed at finding the Well of Souls.
 
2013-01-30 11:39:45 AM  
In Back to the Future Marty's Mom and Dad meets him for a week 30 farking years ago. I wouldn't even recognized people I went to four years of high school if I saw them today and it has only been 10 years.
 
2013-01-30 11:41:07 AM  
The Back to the Future one is stupid too. I am in my 30's and there are people I went to high school with for years that if you asked me I couldn't remember what they looked like. I would be hard pressed to remember what someone looked like who I knew for a week. To make it even more difficult Marty's mom and dad were in their late 40's in 1985, how the hell would anyone expect them to remember what someone they knew for a week 30 years earlier looked like. Especially someone they have no photos of.
 
2013-01-30 11:41:55 AM  
Buzzfeed links are destroying my adulthood.
 
2013-01-30 11:45:22 AM  

phed: The Nazis were digging in the wrong spot. So without Indy they would have failed at finding the Well of Souls.


Exactly. They only got the ark because they caught Indy digging it up. They wouldn't have found it otherwise. At least, probably not before Hitler died.
 
2013-01-30 11:45:42 AM  

phed: The Nazis were digging in the wrong spot. So without Indy they would have failed at finding the Well of Souls.


If Indy wasn't there to fight them off, they would have taken the talisman from Marion and would see the inscription on the other side.
 
2013-01-30 11:45:42 AM  

Dick Gozinya: Raiders of the lost Arc?????? Arc?? Seriously?


Well, you do have to grade Buzzfeed lists on a curve...

/got nothin'
 
2013-01-30 11:46:44 AM  

phed: The Nazis were digging in the wrong spot. So without Indy they would have failed at finding the Well of Souls.


They were digging in the wrong spot because Indy had gotten the medallion first, leaving the nazi to only have the one side of it burned into his hand. Had Indy not been involved, they would have had the full instructions, front and back.

/bad dates
 
2013-01-30 11:46:46 AM  

xria: zvoidx: 6. "Gremlins": Don't feed the gremlins after midnight? IT'S ALWAYS AFTER MIDNIGHT SOMEWHERE!
[i.imgur.com image 400x263][i.imgur.com image 401x289]

That one makes no sense, although it must be said if the rule is so important, why is it so vague - technically 1 minute to midnight is also 23 hours 59 minutes after midnight the day before...when does the prohibition stop - dawn, noon, 6am, what? Considering how critical it is to avoid outbreaks of Gremlins you would think you would have more explicit instructions.


Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
 
2013-01-30 11:47:16 AM  

xalres: Zotfripper: The Jurassic Park one has always bothered me.

In the making of special I had on VHS, Spielberg said he made it that way because it was better for the tension in the following scene. Same thing with the T-Rex somehow making it into the visitor's center at the end of the movie without anybody noticing after he made such a big deal about how much noise and vibration the thing made as it was moving. And people consider him to be one of the greats. Sheesh.


Although the thought of a T-rex tiptoeing into a room is pretty damn funny.
 
2013-01-30 11:47:18 AM  

mechgreg: The Back to the Future one is stupid too. I am in my 30's and there are people I went to high school with for years that if you asked me I couldn't remember what they looked like. I would be hard pressed to remember what someone looked like who I knew for a week. To make it even more difficult Marty's mom and dad were in their late 40's in 1985, how the hell would anyone expect them to remember what someone they knew for a week 30 years earlier looked like. Especially someone they have no photos of.


Even if they remembered what Marty looked like, they're not going to think, "Our son must have been in a time machine!" vs. just a resemblance to that guy from the past.
 
2013-01-30 11:47:45 AM  

phed: The Nazis were digging in the wrong spot. So without Indy they would have failed at finding the Well of Souls.


You want a Raiders plot hole?

How about that what the Head Nazi is wearing (the High Priest's garb, including a headplate bearing the inscription "consecrated for god") saying as they open the Ark is from the Zohar (an early book of Jewish mysticism) - specifically, a commentary on a late section of Numbers - that is essentially an affirmation of principles of Judaism. [Paraphrasing]: "We believe that god is true, his word is true, his writings are true, and his prophets are true. We put our trust in you (god), and we pledge fealty to your holy name."

It always confused me that 1) the Nazis would bother with vestments and chanting in the first place, and 2) they would specifically use an affirmation of Jewish faith (Speilberg's "fark you" to Naziism?).

// well, and they they would think they could "fool" god into thinking they were good
// still: "gott mit uns", so maybe they were that dumb
 
2013-01-30 11:47:46 AM  

Rhypskallion: Deucednuisance: I'm kinda stuck on the whole premise of the Matrix movies violating the Laws of Thermodynamics. "Human batteries" could never provide anywhere near as much energy as they consume.

And how the intro voice-over gets around that little problem:

"Combined with a form of fusion the machines had found all the energy they would ever need."

If the farking Machines had fusion, why the hell did they need humans at all? Just to build a giant illusion-machine? Why go to all that effort? What's the farking point?

Humans were not the energy source, they were the processors?
/made that up


That was the original pitch for the movie
 
2013-01-30 11:47:50 AM  

dmars: In Back to the Future Marty's Mom and Dad meets him for a week 30 farking years ago. I wouldn't even recognized people I went to four years of high school if I saw them today and it has only been 10 years.


Yet influential enough for Marty's dad to write a book about the events?

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2013-01-30 11:48:12 AM  

dmars: In Back to the Future Marty's Mom and Dad meets him for a week 30 farking years ago. I wouldn't even recognized people I went to four years of high school if I saw them today and it has only been 10 years.


It seems we had the same thought. I would take it even further. From George McFly's point of view the week before the dance you are hanging out with some guy in a life preserver named Calvin Klein that you know almost nothing about, and after the dance you are regularly making out (or more) with super hot 80's Lea Thompson. If that happened to me I would probably be saying "Calvin who?".
 
2013-01-30 11:50:50 AM  

Dr Dreidel: It always confused me that 1) the Nazis would bother with vestments and chanting in the first place, and 2) they would specifically use an affirmation of Jewish faith (Speilberg's "fark you" to Naziism?).


Well, we know at least one nazi was uncomfortable "with this 'Jewish' ritual."
 
2013-01-30 11:51:36 AM  
I have a 3 yr old whose favorite movie is WAL-E - the big plothole for me is the reproduction of humans in that movie - if they are too fat and have no interaction other than screens, how the hell do they reproduce - they have a freaking nursery, but no parents? Also, if the people never interact in person, how do they know who to connect to on their screens? also, 700 years in space... where do all the dead people go? How did they not run out of gas?

And one little weed means life is sustainable???? really - the place was still a wasteland, and how did the WAL-Es not have everything picked up in that amount of time? Why had Wal-E never interacted with another EVE for 700+ years.
 
2013-01-30 11:52:01 AM  

zvoidx: mechgreg: The Back to the Future one is stupid too. I am in my 30's and there are people I went to high school with for years that if you asked me I couldn't remember what they looked like. I would be hard pressed to remember what someone looked like who I knew for a week. To make it even more difficult Marty's mom and dad were in their late 40's in 1985, how the hell would anyone expect them to remember what someone they knew for a week 30 years earlier looked like. Especially someone they have no photos of.

Even if they remembered what Marty looked like, they're not going to think, "Our son must have been in a time machine!" vs. just a resemblance to that guy from the past.


Especially since there son would slowly grow up to resemble that guy they might have a foggy memory of. It is not like young marty looked totally different and then all of the sudden one day he transformed into 80's Michael J Fox.
 
2013-01-30 11:52:09 AM  
Failed a Spot Check: The crew of the Reliant failing to notice that they were on the wrong planet, related to the fact that they failed to notice another planet ceasing to exist due to a Ceti Alpha VI Shattering Kaboom.

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